Madonna of Humility
Artist: Claudia Ciotti (Italy)
Title: Madonna dell'Umiltà
Medium: Overglaze ceramic painted entirely by hand on a refractory plate, with ceramic oxides and with finish in gold and platinum. The work is inserted in a handcrafted wooden frame and painted entirely by hand with acrylic colors and gold leaf.
Weight (kg): 11,5Ships in a Crate
Madonna of Humility takes its inspiration from “Madonna of humility” of Gentile da Fabriano. This artwork amaze the viewers who appreciate contemporary art. Usually, they may not like works so distant in time and sacred subjects. Instead, Claudia Ciotti loves to retrace those roads. But also she the perspective simplicity of the masters of the first centuries of the second millennium. Although inspired by ancient models, the artist manages to instill absolute originality in his work. The technique very difficult: she transfers what was once painted on a table or canvas, on a terracotta slab. The colors of the original masterpiece are replaced by glazes, which do not allow corrections once cooked in hundreds of degrees.